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Rural Assistance Center

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A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services "information portal." RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.


All Ages

Age Groups

Infancy (<1), Toddlerhood (1-3), Preschool/Kindergarten (3-5), School Age (6-12), Adolescence (13-21), Adulthood (22+)

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Eligibility Requirements

RAC users include anyone seeking to maintain and improve the access, quality, and financial viability of rural health and human service delivery systems. For example: Local providers of health and human services Community-based organizations Local government officials or representatives of their national organizations Rural community advocates State government offices State and national organizations dedicated to improving rural health and human services Private foundation representatives Researchers Congressional offices Others interested in rural health and human services issues

Areas Served

Rural communities.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Contact Information

501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037

Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
Phone: 1-800-270-1898
Fax: 1-800-270-1913

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